House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This very attractive, architect designed conversion of a Victorian mansion's former stables and coach house is ideally placed to make the most of a holiday in the fascinating and historic Scottish Borders. Boasting very spacious and well presented accommodation, and its own private garden, it also enjoys access to 10 acres of farmland grounds.
Almost all rooms of the Coachman's House are located on the ground floor. Coachman's House is exceptionally spacious, with three bedrooms and two sitting rooms for four people, making it ideal for couples wanting to holiday together but still retain some privacy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 3 bedrooms|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||6.5 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Edinburgh (55miles) or Newcastle (60 miles), Nearest railway: Berwick-upon-Tweed (40 miles)|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (2)|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ|
|Further details indoors||
It is a detached property, spacious, beautifully furnished, well equipped and with full central heating.
Although available for only four people it has three bedrooms, two with double beds and one with twin beds.
It has two Bathroom/Shower rooms and two Sitting Rooms so is ideal for two couples sharing, but for one couple unused rooms can be closed off.
There are TVs, videos, and DVDs in both Sitting Rooms and TVs in two Bedrooms.
Bedlinen and towels are included; charge made for oil and electricity.
Kitchen equipment includes washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, larder fridge, deepfreeze.
Rooms are all on ground level except for one double bedroom.
|Further details outdoors||
The garden is large, private and secure with two patios and garden furniture
Lovely walks can be taken directly from the house on bridle paths.
Pets are welcome at the Coachman's House
The Scottish Borders region
The Borders offers a wide variety of events, attractions and activities. You can get the essential guide from www.visitscottishborders.com and a brochure on events from www.bordersevents.com.
There are plenty of castles and stately homes to visit in the region - more than any other part of Britain, it is said! Floors Castle (home of the Duke and Duchess of Roxburghe), Alnwick Castle (where Harry Potter was filmed!), Abbotsford (Home of Sir Walter Scott)....the list goes on! There are also various private gardens open to the public, including Kailzie Garden and Dawyck Botanical Garden in Peebles.
Lovers of the great outdoors will be in their element, with the Borders Abbeys Way, the John Buchan Way and Forestry Walking amongst the routes on offer. Maps are available from the Scottish Tourist Board. Walking Festivals are held each year in Melrose and Jedburgh. If walking is not your thing then you can explore the area on bike - choose from off road forest trails, local marked cycle trails on and off road and mountain biking.
There are lots of festivals every year too - all Borders towns have annual festivals connected to the Riding of Boundaries which took place when there was trouble at the borders between Scottish and English residents. There are spectacular parades on horseback. Walking festivals & Music festivals in the summer, classical or traditional folk.
Children can take part in their own nature trails and competitions, get creative at Pot-a-doodle-do arts centre, where they can also have a go at quad biking! If that doesn't take their fancy then there are adventure playgrounds at Bowhill and Floors Castle, as well Slotia Kids children's centre, a falconry centre, and Conundrum Farm visitor's centre.
Roads are quiet with very little traffic. Edinburgh is an easy one hour drive away, and Jedburgh, a delightful small town with shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as historic sights, is four miles distance.
This beautiful corner of Scotland is a delight to explore on quiet country roads. Abbeys, castles and stately homes and gardens abound and there is excellent walking, cycling, fishing and riding to be enjoyed locally as well as several championship golf courses nearby - and some less demanding ones. Water sports are available at Kielder and St Mary's Loch. Edinburgh's city attractions and the glorious Northumberland coast are all within easy reach, whilst shopping bargains can be found in the knitwear mills for which the area is famed. Jedburgh, with its shops, restaurants and pubs and magnificent abbey ruins, is just 4 miles, as is Denholm village.
Visit ruined abbeys in Melrose, Kelso and Jedburgh, try your hand at watersports ar Keilder Dam and St Mary's Loch, have a go at horseriding, with schools for all abilities, get active at one of the nearby leisure centres or grab a bargain at a mill shop!